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Today's News

  • Safeway loses liquor license for three days

    The Evergreen Safeway’s liquor license was suspended for three days this past weekend because the store violated Colorado liquor laws.

    All of the beer was pulled from the shelves from Friday through Sunday in compliance with the suspension.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office performed what it calls a liquor sales compliance operation at Safeway and several other liquor-selling establishments on May 16. A cashier at the Evergreen Safeway sold beer to an underage person who works for the sheriff’s office, said Jim Shires, sheriff’s spokesman.

  • ‘Escanaba in da Moonlight’ shines brightly

    Colorado is a long way from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — the “U.P.,” for short. But when it comes to humor, Coloradans aren’t all that far away from Yoopers. Let’s face it — four crusty hunters, some Native American moonshine and a load of flatulence can make even the most prim of the populace giggle. And giggle is what you’ll do when the Evergreen Players open “Escanaba in da Moonlight” on July 10.

  • Cattails have served many uses over the years

    Summer is here, along with the Denver International Airport weather station registering the first 90-degree temperature for the year on July 1. Along with the warm weather, afternoon thunderstorms continue to rumble across the mountains, bringing storms and tornadoes to the plains. There have been a few interesting bird records, but the spring migration has just about come to a standstill.

  • Common sense clobbers Amendment 54

    Score one for common sense. When Colorado voters approved Amendment 54 last fall, they tromped all over First Amendment political speech rights of thousands of their friends and neighbors. While on its face Amendment 54 addressed pay-to-play government contracting, it was so far-reaching and the limitations it imposed had so little nexus to specific contracts that it was too flawed to pass any reasonable constitutional muster. When Denver District Judge Catherine Lemon blocked its implementation, she said, “It’s just not a close case.”

  • Chimney Rock an archaeological gem

    Between Durango and Pagosa Springs is a hidden gem of Colorado history. Before prehistoric dwellings were built into the cliffs at Mesa Verde, Ancestral Puebloans created a small settlement on top of a mesa near two dramatic pillars of stone. The place is called Chimney Rock.

  • Cultural center in Albertsons makes sense

    The Curmudgeons enthusiastically endorse the Mounsey/Campbell proposal to renovate the former Albertsons store for use as a community center, with facilities for both performing and visual arts, meeting facilities for myriad nonprofit groups, and a small convention center. This facility would be self-supporting. Nonprofit groups would pay modest rent for their use of this building, while the majority of the operating funds would come from groups outside Evergreen renting parts of the facility at market rates.

  • Penry brings campaign to Jeffco

    MORRISON — Conservative state Sen. Josh Penry brought his nascent gubernatorial campaign to Jefferson County on Sunday, speaking to enthusiastic supporters and outlining his intentions for Colorado’s economy. He invoked former President Reagan and took swings at Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter along the way.

  • Summerfest set to showcase improvements

    Summerfest has become an annual event in Evergreen — crowds gather to see great art, hear amazing music and enjoy all that is beautiful about our town. The Center for the Arts Evergreen has worked especially hard in recent years to ensure that Summerfest is not only a well-respected regional juried art show but to ensure that it is a community event that will continue for at least 30 more years.

  • Home tour raises funds for Mount Evans Hospice

    Mount Evans Hospice benefited to the tune of $1,550 during a luxury home tour the weekend of June 27-28.

    The tour of six homes in Cub Creek Ranch and in Genesee was more than just a way for the public to see homes selling for $2 million to $3 million, said Chris Haught, event organizer and a real estate agent for Fuller Sotheby’s.

  • Memorial planned for Inter-Canyon Fire president

    A memorial service for Bob Chamberlain, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board president, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Bear Valley Church, 10001 W. Jewell Ave. in Lakewood.

    Firefighters and firefighting apparatus from Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue, the Elk Creek Fire Department, Indian Hills Fire/Rescue, Platte Canyon Fire Rescue, Evergreen Fire/Rescue and West Metro Fire Rescue will be on hand to honor Chamberlain’s service to the community.